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Application and Preparations

Exchange students are selected by their home universities. For information about exchange programmes, agreements, admissions, and applications, please contact the international coordinator at your home university.

If you are selected for an exchange, make sure you have sufficient knowledge of oral and written English to take part in the English taught courses. See information on your faculty's application form or web page what documentation is needed.

When applying for a study semester at Linköping University (LiU) you can also apply for accommodation and a beginner's course in Swedish.

As an Exchange Student you do not pay any tuition fee.

Courses and Application

Courses are intended for exchange students who have completed at least one year of studies (two years of studies for students applying to the Faculty of Science and Engineering) at their home university. Exchange students cannot normally combine courses to obtain a final degree at LiU.

When cooperation agreements are made by subject area, department or faculty, learning agreements can only be made within the faculty concerned.

For information, course list, and application form please choose the faculty with which your home university has signed an agreement. LiU has four faculties:

Application deadlines:  Autumn semester and Academic year: 15 April                                       Spring semester: 15 October

Please see Faculty information about the application for more information.

Decision on admission will take one month or more after the application deadline. After that, letters of admission with all additional information will be sent out.

Travel Arrangements, Arrival & Peer student

Make your travel arrangements. Make sure you arrive in time for the Orientation Programme where you will receive important information about your studies and LiU. If you have been assigned accommodation through LiU arrange so you arrive during office hours if you want to pick up the key for your accommodation. If you arrive outside office hours, you will have to arrange for accommodation at a hotel or youth hostel for the first night. 

If you are interested in having a peer student, you have the possibility to sign up in the Peer Programme at Linköping University before your arrival. Students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will be assigned a peer student through the faculty, but can of course also sign up for the Peer Programme.

Practical guide

Practical guide 2016

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